It’s still early when we arrive at The Pondering Frog so the visitors heading to Freycinat National Park haven’t yet arrived for their pancakes, ice cream and scones. Not really anywhere near Bicheno town, it’s about five to minutes out of town if heading south, and just south of the turn off to the world-famous Wineglass Bay. With a carpark big enough to park a few semi trailers, The Pondering Frog cafe is all about being outdoors. The outdoor seating has semi permanent roll down (or up) walls, and heaters and blankets for cool weather. Inside the building where food orders are taken, are shelves adorned with frog figurines striking all sorts of poses, while other shelves are stocked with jars of jams. The scone is bigger than usual and makes up for a two-scone Devonshire Tea. It’s melt-in-your-mouth fluffy and is paired well with the rich and tart raspberry jam. For those not a fan of raspberry jam there’s strawberry jam on offer as well. The cream is fresh but very light. I love the little chocolate frog, such a lovely addition and only reinforces the fact that it’s all about the frog.
Tea: A large range of Dilmah tea (tea bags), served in a small pot.
Overall: A welcoming roadside cafe selling lots of jams and frog figurines.
Location: 16494 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno TAS 7215 Ph: 0412 631 299 ponderingfrog.com.au
Reviewed in December, 2016